Burmese comedian Zarganar was chosen as this year’s winner of the Bremen Solidarity Award for his efforts to uphold human rights in Burma. The award is presented by the regional government of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany, every 2 years to a person who uses art to bring political violence and injustice to the attention of the public. The 49-year-old jailed comedian, who is serving a 45-year prison sentence for criticizing the Burmese junta, was named this year's recipient of the award for his resistance to the regime in Burma.

2011.02.16 Senat Bremen. "We want to make clear that culture belongs to the heart of our society and great power emanates from it, "said Mayor Jens Böhrnsen. Zarganr's son Kaung Myat, could come from his American exile, and accepted the prestigious award on their behalf : "My father would have liked it to be here. "
2011.02.15 NordWestRadio P.E.N Center President, Johano Strasser, supporting Zarganar's for the 12 th Bremen Solidarity Prize
2011.02.16 Senat Bremen
2011.02.15 Bild
2011.02.15 Radio Bremen and 2010.12.22 Radio Bremen
2011.02.15 Weser Kurier
2011.02.16 Kreis Zeitung
2011.02.15Bremen entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk
2011.02.16 The Irrawaddy